It’s that time of year again when the colours in the garden are delightful and the silvereyes bring their youngsters to the bananas.  We hang bananas in the trees and they just go nuts over them.  We have to create a chain of cable ties to hang them from to stop the sparrows and blackbirds from […]

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Every now and then we have a bird hit the window due to the trees being so close to the house. It usually stuns them briefly and then they fly off as if nothing has happened. This morning I heard the thud and turned to look. Just outside the door was a tiny silvereye, totally […]

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The Winter months generally keep me close to home.  I haven’t been out to visit the kingfishers since before my trip to Brisbane.  I have either been too busy or it has been too cold.  Sometimes it is just easier to stay home and enjoy the birds in my own back yard. I have taken […]

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I am often asked how one goes about setting up a bird feeder in their garden.  Last night one of my sons asked me this very question.  So today Daniel this post is to answer you. Firstly if you have cats, I would discourage you from putting a feeder in your garden.  Cats are lovely […]

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A beautiful Wellington day is something not to be missed. There are usually beautiful reflections in the water and still windless sunny days are something we often get but the region is not remembered for.  Saturday was just perfect and I chose to stay home instead of racing out to the inlet to stalk the […]

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On most dull wet weekend days in Winter, all I want to do is snuggle under a blanket by the fire and watch movies – or something along those lines.  However that doesn’t fix the photographic itch that happens on a regular basis.  Thankfully it wasn’t too cold yesterday so I opened the French doors […]

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